Worship


Worship

STATEMENT OF INCLUSIVITY:  All are welcome here!  This means ALL!

TIME: Our main blended, multigenerational service is on Sundays, 9:00-10:10 AM.

ACCESSIBILITY: There is an outside ramp leading to the main level (sanctuary, offices, bathroom, and classrooms).  Street parking and side/rear lot parking are available.  Liturgical elements and lyrics are projected onto a screen for increased visibility.  Our sound system helps amplify the entire service audibly.

WHAT TO EXPECT:  STYLE: Our worship is blended, balancing heartfelt congregational involvement with a historic, formalized liturgy and order (“Word & Table”).  Traditional hymns and not-so-traditional choruses are used throughout the service; a prayer on behalf of the Church, world, nation, community, and personal requests is offered up each week; the scripture readings typically following the Revised Common Lectionary.   The liturgical church year, with its Holy Days and seasons, order the yearly life of our church.  Sermons are typically preached by seasons in series.  PARTICIPATION: Our honored guests are invited to participate as much as they feel comfortable, including the sharing of joys, concerns, and God-sightings.  Bulletins are provided to help us fully participate together.  GIVING: Our honored guests are invited NOT to give from their pocketbooks; we believe your presence will have blessed us enough.  Perhaps you could bless our offering plates with the hopes and dreams of your heart as they pass by!  ATTIRE: Casual, blue-collar attire is typical here.  Come as you are!

CHILDREN: Children of all ages are welcome to our worship service!  We believe in the value of the fullest expression of our families worshipping together!  We value all the wiggles and giggles and cries God put in them! There is a nursery available for you if you feel the need to step out momentarily.

HOLY COMMUNION:  The “Service of the Lord’s Table” is offered the first Sunday of every month.  The People of The United Methodist Church practices Open Communion, welcoming all people to participate.  It does not matter your background, affiliations, beliefs, or disbeliefs:  “Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love Him, who earnestly repent of their sin, and seek to live in peace with one another.”

BELIEFS:  We follow Wesley-Methodist teachings with its emphases on grace (the undeserved, unmerited, and loving action of God in human existence) and practical divinity (the implementation of genuine Christianity in the lives of believers). Learn more about United Methodist beliefs here: http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe